Top Twenty Recipes of 2022

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Today we are sharing all the most popular recipes of 2022! Delicious ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Find the top twenty recipes from Slender Kitchen for 2022! This list is compiled from the top visited posts from the past year plus my five personal favorites!

Did your favorite recipe make the list? If not, share it in the comments!

I also want to take this time to say THANK YOU! Thank you for being part of our Slender Kitchen community. Thank you for taking the time to review recipes, send emails, share comments, and visit the website. We are so grateful to each of you!

Now on to the recipes!

Baked crispy fish with a salad on the side.

1. Crispy Baked Fish 

I am a huge fan of fish and chips and this super easy baked breaded fish recipe was on constant rotation this year. Served with some baked fries and a green salad, it is a meal I could eat again and again.

Plus you only need 5 ingredients! That's always a winner. 

Italian vegetable and bean soup in two bowls with Parmesan cheese on top.

2. Italian Vegetable and Bean Soup

This soup recipe is packed with veggies and beans, but it is anything but boring. It is the perfect soup for a cold night and also a favorite for meal prep since it only gets better after a night in the fridge.

It is also very flexible and can be made with any combination of beans and veggies you like!

Baked turkey meatballs served on a white plate with marinara sauce on the side.

3. Baked Turkey Meatballs

If you are looking for a foolproof turkey meatball recipe, this is it! These meatballs are made with a simple combination of ground turkey, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and herbs, but they are packed with flavor. 

Plus they are freezer friendly and reheat well! Make a double ( or triple) batch since you will definitely want plenty of leftovers.

Bang bang cauliflower in two bowls served with a sweet and spicy sauce.

4. Bang Bang Cauliflower

I was so happy to see this vegetarian recipe make the top ten. It is seriously delicious and can be served as a fun appetizer or served with veggies and rice for a meal. This crispy baked cauliflower is a bit sweet, a bit spicy, and couldn't be more delicious.

Orange chicken with broccoli in a skillet with sesame seeds.

5. Easy Orange Chicken

With the popularity of orange chicken, it was no surprise that this easy and healthier orange chicken made the list! It comes together in less than 30 minutes. 

All the flavor of takeout orange chicken without the deep frying and super sugary sauce.

Turkey and cauliflower rice casserole with melted cheese and basil.

6. Cheesy Italian Turkey Cauliflower Rice Casserole

If you are looking for a low-carb casserole packed with flavor and protein, this is the recipe for you! 

Lisa shared this with a five-star review, "This was super delicious and my family loved it. I didn’t have any spinach, but otherwise, I made it exactly as written. Thank you! This is going on the repeat list for sure."

Oatmeal protein pancakes with maple syrup and whipped cream on a plate.

7.  Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

Normally I don't think about pancakes as a particularly nutritious breakfast, but these pancakes are different. Since they are made with oatmeal and egg whites, they are packed with protein and fiber to keep you full and energized. 

Plus they are freezer friendly and reheat well, so they are great for meal prep.

Blackened fish tacos served on corn tortillas with avocado and mango salsa

8. Blackened Fish Tacos

These spicy fish tacos are made with a quick and easy spice rub. The recipe works with any kind of fish you like. We love to make them with Mahi Mahi, cod, snapper, or tilapia. 

Don't miss out on the delicious mango salsa. The sweetness of the salsa is the perfect balance for the spice on the fish.

Sliced boneless turkey breast with gravy on a plate with fresh herbs.

9. Crockpot Boneless Turkey Breast

This recipe was a huge hit over Thanksgiving but it is great to have year-round. Cooking the turkey breast in the slow cooker ensures it comes out super tender and the easy gravy comes together in just a few minutes.

This is great for meal prep as well since the turkey stays nice and tender. It makes a delicious sandwich. 

Cinnamon baked oatmeal with blueberries and yogurt.

10. Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

If you love baked oatmeal, this cinnamon oatmeal is the best! You can add all your favorite additions, we are partial to blueberries and almonds, and it reheats well. This hearty breakfast keeps you fueled all morning and can also double as an afternoon snack.

This dish freezes well! Make a double batch and freeze squares to throw into school lunches.

Shrimp fajitas with peppers and onions on corn tortillas with salsa and lime.

11. Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

These Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas have all the flavor of your favorite restaurant dish but are made at home in under 15 minutes with all-natural ingredients and amazing homemade fajita seasoning.

This dish quickly became one of the most popular quick and easy dinners on the site.

Grilled marinated vegetables including zucchini, red onion, mushroom, and asparagus.

12. Marinated Grilled Vegetables

Grilled vegetables are one of my favorite summer dishes so I was so happy to see that this dish made the list! It works with any grilled vegetables you like and the marinade is so good. 

In fact, if you live in a warmer climate or have a grill pan, this is a dish to make all year long. The leftovers keep well and it is delicious with pasta, wraps, rice, and more. 

Mongolian beef in a bowl with sliced green onions.

13. Mongolian Beef

If you love this popular takeout dish, then you need to try this quick and easy at-home version. It comes together in less than 30 minutes and the sweet and slightly spicy sauce is so good.

Serve it with veggies and rice for an easy weeknight meal.

Salmon tacos with corn salsa, avocado, cilantro, and red onion served on corn tortillas.

14. Salmon Tacos with Corn Salsa

Usually white fish is the star of fish tacos, but these salmon tacos are just too good not to try. Spicy salmon covered with delicious corn salsa is perfect for any taco night.

Just in case you're wondering, this recipe works with any fish you like and is also delicious with shrimp.

Chopped Greek salad with chickpeas, olives, cucumbers, feta cheese, tomatoes, and parsley.

15. Chopped Greek Chickpea Salad

This salad has been a long-time favorite in our house, especially for meal prep lunches, and I was so happy to see it show up as a favorite.

Add grilled chicken, tuna, shrimp, or tofu for extra protein, and enjoy this crunchy salad all week long.

My Favorites of 2022!

To finish out the year, I wanted to share my favorite five recipes from 2022! 

Salmon burgers with coleslaw on top served on a whole grain roll.

16. Easy Salmon Burgers

Pollo ranchero with spicy tomato sauce, potatoes, onions, peppers, and jalapenos in a skillet.

17. Pollo Ranchero

If you’re looking for a delicious 20-minute meal, this is the one. Pollo Ranchero is packed with protein, flavor, and everything you could possibly ask for in a dish. Not only is it beyond easy to make it is super versatile. And the best part? It all cooks in one pan.

Chicken fajita soup in a bowl with tortilla chips, sour cream, and avocado.

18. Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

For years, taco soup was my go-to when I wanted something warm and hearty. However this winter, I have shifted to this slow cooker chicken fajita soup.  I love the addition of peppers and onions.

Sometimes I will add in beans or corn. Sometimes I add extra veggies like spinach or zucchini. Then make sure to pile on all the toppings.

Teriyaki chicken bowl with stir fried vegetables, rice, and chicken in teriyaki sauce.

19. Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

Although I only shared this recipe a few weeks ago, it was developed back in June and we have been eating it almost weekly. My kids love teriyaki sauce so this is a quick and easy way to make a healthy meal. 

It is also a great make-ahead meal and works great for work and school lunches.

Crispy roasted cabbage on a plate with slightly charred edges.

20. Crispy Roasted Cabbage

This incredibly simple and affordable side dish is just so good! In fact, I probably made it more than any other dish this year. Cabbage is often overlooked, but when cooked correctly it is really delicious.

If you try a new vegetable recipe this year, make it this one. I promise you will love it.

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Lollie
January 1, 2023 - 06:05
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Thank you for the recap and all of your hard work - your recipes are awesome! Happy New Year!
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Charlene
December 31, 2022 - 06:48
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Fab recap. Missed a few of these. Thanks and happy new year!